BoRit Asbestos

Ambler, PA - Region III

Site Contact:

Eduardo Rovira, Jr.
OSC

rovira.eduardo@epa.gov

6 West Maple St.
Ambler, PA 19002
response.epa.gov/BoRit

Latitude: 40.1561000
Longitude: -75.2306000

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Site Update - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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The contractor finished grading the south side of the park (from Oak Street to Rose Valley Creek) and hydro seeded the area to promote vegetation. The vegetation on all the slopes was cut and the bare areas around the site were hydro seeded one last time. That concluded the response activities at the site.

For the next few months the contractor will conduct general maintenance (cut the vegetation on the flat areas) and water the recently hydro seeded areas.

As of 05/04/16, the cost of the Removal Action is approximately $25.8 million.

Pictures of recent activities can be found by going to the "images" section above.

For information on the former K&M buildings, please go to the link below:

www.epaosc.org/K&M-Nicolet

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April 8, 2009
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the addition of the BoRit Asbestos Site in Ambler, PA. to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

The National Priorities List is a national list of sites where hazardous contaminants could impact public health and/or the environment. NPL sites undergo a thorough investigation to determine the full nature and extent of contamination. EPA or the parties responsible for the contamination then address whatever risks the sites pose to human health and the environment.

The BoRit site was proposed for NPL listing in Sept. 2008, which was followed by a 60-day comment period. The final decision on the listing comes after EPA has evaluated and responded to all the public comments in writing.

For more information go to http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/current.htm

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Asbestos in yards
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Some residents have expressed concern about the fact/possibility of having asbestos in their yards. The primary concern regarding asbestos exposure is with airborne asbestos fibers entering the body through inhalation, as opposed to dermal contact or ingestion. Therefore, as long as the area is covered and undisturbed, the exposure potential should be minimal, if any.

Nonetheless, if you would like EPA to conduct a visual inspection, feel free to contact us by calling the field office at (215) 654-5190 or by visiting the our trailer located at the former park.

Some of the information we will need is the following:

Where is the area of concern?
How big is the area of concern
Is the area exposed or covered?
From where did the material originate?
How did the material get there?
How long has the material been there?

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NPL Listing - September 3, 2008
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed the addition of the BoRit Asbestos Site in Ambler, Pa. to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

The national priorities list is a national list of sites where hazardous contaminants could impact public health and/or the environment. NPL sites undergo a thorough investigation to determine the full nature and extent of contamination. EPA or the parties responsible for the contamination then address whatever risks the sites pose to human health and the environment.

Once a site has been proposed for inclusion to the NPL, there is a 60-day comment period. A final decision on listing the sites will be made after EPA has evaluated and responded to all the public comments in writing. Nationwide, EPA is proposing to add 11 sites to the Superfund list.

For instructions on how to submit your comments, please see the "Proposed Rule" file in the "documents" section. All documents related to the proposal (including the HRS Package) are also posted in the "documents" section.

There is a link in the "links" section that will take you to the EPA's NPL website.


For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.